Jean-François Etter, professor at the Medicine Faculty of Genève University, conducted a study to understand the characteristics and habits of vapers.
The study involved 2.807 subjects of several nationalities and aimed to investigate the experience and needs of e-cig users to exploit the full potential of the device in the fight against smoking.
The recruited subjects were divided into 3 categories:
1. Subjects who used e-cig with pre-refilled cartridge (first generation e-cig)
2. Subjects who used rechargeable e-cig with tank (second generation e-cig)
3. Subjects who used modified e-cig (third generation e-cig)
The higher effectiveness of rechargeable e-cigs to quit smoking emerged from the study. Those using this kind of e-cig reduced the average daily number of cigarettes smoked from 22 to 3, while no significant reduction had been recorded among those using the first generation device. Furthermore second generation e-cig would offer a more satisfying experience then the other two devices. That’s the reason why users preference would be for employing them daily.
Participants belonging to the third group declared to modify their devices and e-liquids to get an even more satisfying experience.
The results of this survey confirmed what already emerged from a previous study of Dr. Farsalinos(see the image), that demonstrated the higher effectiveness of the second generation device in nicotine administration, in addition to greater satisfaction.
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The study of Dr. Etter explains the reason why research studies using second generation e-cig illustrate the e-cig as a high effective a tool to quit smoking traditional cigarettes.
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